GALentine’s Day Gift Box

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Dear Diary,

How is it already February?!  January was here and gone in a flash, and I feel like if I don’t take a second to breathe and refocus on the NOW… I’ll miss out on all that February has to offer!  And for us, February is all about my girlfriends and some ME time.  I need some spa time, some girl time, and most of all some chocolate!  :)  Galentine’s Day is the day before Valentine’s Day– and it’s all about taking the time to celebrate your favorite gal pal’s and reminding them that they don’t need a significant other to make them feel special!

Our friend Irina of Irina Victoria Jewelry had this in mind when she created her Galentine’s Day Gift Box!

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The box includes:

  • Recipe for Chewy Sugar Cookies
  • Pre-mixed dry ingredients for the cookies in a mason jar
  • Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Heart Sprinkles
  • Chocolates
  • Polishing pads
  • and of course a choice of a RING by Irina Victoria Jewelry

(ring options: smooth band, I heart you ring, textured band, rosebud ring)

IV Jewelry rings

*BUT shhh everything but the RING will be a fun surprise for your GAL pal ;)

This is such a fun idea, that I had to share!  But order soon because GALentine’s Day will be here before you know it!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Order ends by 2/9 (so it can get there ON Galentine’s Day!) & it costs $44.99! (shipping included)

CLICK HERE to order!

Rose Apple Crisps

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Dear Diary,

Well, don’t these little roses look divine…ly tasty? Valentine’s Day calls for a little bit of flair when it comes to entertaining, if we do say so ourselves… Enter Rose Apple Crisps! These are the perfect little morsel to put out during a party, a Galentine’s get-together, or- if you’re anything like me- just to have around. They’re delicious and Instagram-ready, what’s not to love?

We’re sending you a little love of our own, darlings, in the form of this amazing apple crisp recipe. Want to make your girlfriends jealous of your #wifey skills? Let us tell you all of my secrets… because we can tell you, it’s a lot easier than it looks!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 red apples
  • half a lemon
  • 3 cup of water
  • cinnamon
  • 1 puff pastry
  • apricot preserve

WHAT YOU DO:

  • core the apples and then slice them thinly into half moons
  • add apple slices to a bowl of water with lemon and warm in the microwave for 3 minutes (this will keep the apple from yellowing, while also softening enough to bend into a rose shape)
  • drain the apples
  • in a bowl place 2 tablespoons of water with 3 tablespoons of apricot preserve and microwave for 1 minute and mix well
  • take the thawed puff pastry and put plenty of flour on it!
  • roll out until thin and then cut into 6 strips
  • spread the preserve on each one and line one of the long edges with the apple moons (over lap each apple slice and make sure the skin of the apple is facing up (off the edge of the pastry)!)
  • Add a dash of cinnamon along the pastry/apples
  • then slowly roll the pastry up until it forms into a rose!
  • place the finished rose gently into a sprayed cupcake pan mold and back for 375 for 40 minutes!  ENJOY!

And, viola! You’re now the belle of this Valentine’s Day ball. And, if we do say so ourselves, we accept this rose… seriously, gimme! ;)

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